Railroad Hotel

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Railroad Hotel
Railroad Hotel, West Newton MA.jpg
Railroad Hotel
Railroad Hotel is located in Massachusetts
Railroad Hotel
Location 1273–1279 Washington St., Newton, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°20′58″N 71°13′31″W / 42.34944°N 71.22528°W / 42.34944; -71.22528Coordinates: 42°20′58″N 71°13′31″W / 42.34944°N 71.22528°W / 42.34944; -71.22528
Built 1831
Architectural style Greek Revival, Federal
Governing body Private
Part of West Newton Village Center Historic District (#90000017)
MPS Newton MRA
NRHP Reference # 86001868[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 4, 1986
Designated CP March 16, 1990

The Railroad Hotel is a building that served as an historic hotel at the triangular lot where Washington Street joins Watertown Street (Route 16) in the West Newton section of Newton, Massachusetts, United States.

The hotel was built in 1831 in a Greek Revival/Federal style by local teacher and developer Seth Davis to serve at first as a lodging stop along a stagecoach line that ran from Boston to Worcester.[2] By 1833 the Boston and Worcester Railroad had reached the hotel in West Newton and within the following two years it reached further westward to Worcester.[3] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1] The building currently houses retail shops and no longer serves as a hotel.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Discover Historic West Newton" (pdf). Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  3. ^ "Hawthorne in West Newton". Retrieved 2010-01-09.